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Epics API

Epics API

Every API call to epic must be authenticated.

If a user is not a member of a group and the group is private, a GET request on that group will result to a 404 status code.

If epics feature is not available a 403 status code will be returned.

Epic issues API

The epic issues API allows you to interact with issues associated with an epic.

List epics for a group

Gets all epics of the requested group and its subgroups.

GET /groups/:id/epics
GET /groups/:id/epics?author_id=5
GET /groups/:id/epics?labels=bug,reproduced
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
author_id integer no Return epics created by the given user id
labels string no Return epics matching a comma separated list of labels names. Label names from the epic group or a parent group can be used
order_by string no Return epics ordered by created_at or updated_at fields. Default is created_at
sort string no Return epics sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc
search string no Search epics against their title and description
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/epics

Example response:

[
  {
  "id": 29,
  "iid": 4,
  "group_id": 7,
  "title": "Accusamus iste et ullam ratione voluptatem omnis debitis dolor est.",
  "description": "Molestias dolorem eos vitae expedita impedit necessitatibus quo voluptatum.",
  "author": {
    "id": 10,
    "name": "Lu Mayer",
    "username": "kam",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/018729e129a6f31c80a6327a30196823?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3001/kam"
  },
  "labels": [],
  "start_date": null,
  "end_date": null,
  "created_at": "2018-01-21T06:21:13.165Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-01-22T12:41:41.166Z"
  }
]

Single epic

Gets a single epic

GET /groups/:id/epics/:epic_iid
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
epic_iid integer/string yes The internal ID of the epic.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/epics/5

Example response:

{
  "id": 30,
  "iid": 5,
  "group_id": 7,
  "title": "Ea cupiditate dolores ut vero consequatur quasi veniam voluptatem et non.",
  "description": "Molestias dolorem eos vitae expedita impedit necessitatibus quo voluptatum.",
  "author":{
    "id": 7,
    "name": "Pamella Huel",
    "username": "arnita",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a2f5c6fcef64c9c69cb8779cb292be1b?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3001/arnita"
  },
  "start_date": null,
  "end_date": null,
  "created_at": "2018-01-21T06:21:13.165Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-01-22T12:41:41.166Z"
}

New epic

Creates a new epic

POST /groups/:id/epics
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
title string yes The title of the epic
labels string no The comma separated list of labels
description string no The description of the epic
start_date string no The start date of the epic
end_date string. no The end date of the epic
curl --header POST "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/epics?title=Epic&description=Epic%20description

Example response:

{
  "id": 33,
  "iid": 6,
  "group_id": 7,
  "title": "Epic",
  "description": "Epic description",
  "author": {
    "name" : "Alexandra Bashirian",
    "avatar_url" : null,
    "state" : "active",
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/eileen.lowe",
    "id" : 18,
    "username" : "eileen.lowe"
  },
  "labels": [],
  "start_date": null,
  "end_date": null,
  "created_at": "2018-01-21T06:21:13.165Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-01-22T12:41:41.166Z"
}

Update epic

Updates an epic

PUT /groups/:id/epics/:epic_iid
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
epic_iid integer/string yes The internal ID of the epic
title string no The title of an epic
description string no The description of an epic
labels string no The comma separated list of labels
start_date string no The start date of an epic
end_date string. no The end date of an epic
curl --header PUT "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/epics/5?title=New%20Title

Example response:

{
  "id": 33,
  "iid": 6,
  "group_id": 7,
  "title": "New Title",
  "description": "Epic description",
  "author": {
    "name" : "Alexandra Bashirian",
    "avatar_url" : null,
    "state" : "active",
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/eileen.lowe",
    "id" : 18,
    "username" : "eileen.lowe"
  },
  "labels": [],
  "start_date": null,
  "end_date": null,
  "created_at": "2018-01-21T06:21:13.165Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-01-22T12:41:41.166Z"
}

Delete epic

Deletes an epic

DELETE /groups/:id/epics/:epic_iid
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
epic_iid integer/string yes The internal ID of the epic.
curl --header DELETE "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/epics/5?title=New%20Title

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